Iran’s Solution to Global Warming: Nuclear Winter
The RIO+20 Conference is dedicated to “reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection…to get to the future we want”. What does Iran’s President, Ahmadinejad bring to this conference? What will the world look like if Iran achieves the “Islamic Awakening” it wants? What would your future look like with Iran in possession of nuclear weapons?
“…Don’t take any wrong steps, because it would have consequences that are beyond anyone’s imagination.”
– Foreign Minister, Salehi.
Iran is racing to develop a nuclear arsenal with which it could instigate or join a nuclear confrontation with the Israel, Europe and the US.
Even a localized nuclear war in the Middle East with a limited number of nuclear bombs will have a severe effect on the climate causing cold weather and reduced sunlight for a period of months or even years as large amounts of smoke and soot would be ejected into the Earth’s atmosphere and would block out much of the sun’s light from reaching the surface, causing surface temperatures to drop drastically with effects similar to the Little Ice Age in Europe of the 17th to 19th centuries.
The darkness created by these explosions would last for weeks and even months: crops would not grow; farm animals would die from radiation poisoning as would people.
Scientists estimate that just 8 days after a nuclear attack, world temperatures would collapse with even sub-Saharan Africa and the Amazon Basin experiencing daytime temperatures that would hover around the 0 degrees Celsius mark.
Once Iran becomes a nuclear power, a nuclear winter is more probable.
More resources on Iran’s Solution – A nuclear winter:
- Iran is playing the World for fools – NY Daily News
- Iran’s nuclear drive biggest threat to Gulf security: Saudi foreign minister
- The rise of Iran’s Nuclear Threat